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May
9

Guest Blogger: End Table Turned Pet Bed

Your pet will flip for this end table turned bed!  With all the unconditional love our four-legged family members give us, they deserve to have a chic and unique bed to call their very own.  Give your fabulous feline or cool canine his or her own place to sleep by turning a ho-hum end table […]

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May
3

Guest Blogger: Spring Wedding Guest Looks for Under $25

Dear readers, I can’t tell you how much I love weddings. The buzzing excitement of new love, the reminiscing of old friends, fun music, good food and family time are what make weddings one of my absolute favorite events to attend. As I am preparing for my own wedding in just five short weeks, I […]

blue dresses
May
1

Guest Blogger: Turning a Tank Top Into a Baby Romper

My mom was recently in town, and I took the opportunity to have her help me upcycle some Goodwill finds. Growing up, my mom was the queen of sewing us creative outfits. Do you remember that scene from The Sound of Music when the kids are dressed in curtains? My childhood! Anyways, she taught me […]

romper 1
April
24

College-Themed Pieces with Paint & Decoupage

Spring means graduation is just around the corner, so here’s a great gift idea for that soon-to-be graduate or any alumni, Fraternity or Sorority member.  Turn a piece of furniture into a fan favorite by painting it in school colors and adding the institution’s logos.  Your unique and special transformation will certainly receive many cheers! […]

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April
17

Guest Blogger: Trends I Hate: Open-Toed Mules

Oh, my fashion-savvy friends, we have to talk about one of the season’s hottest footwear trends. They’re everywhere; department stores, consignment shops, thrift stores, yard sales, fashion resale apps. I can’t seem to escape this recently resurfaced trend that I’ve been dodging since 1997.  The open-toed mule. Rather than taking the traditional 90’s Steve Madden Platform […]

steve madden slides
April
17

Guest Blogger: Eye on Design – Acrylic Accessories

Acrylic furniture and accessories have been popular since the 1930’s and can currently be found in every major home décor store.  Looking through my interior design magazines, I see acrylic dining chairs, coffee tables, headboards, trays, wine chillers, picture frames, etc.  It’s everywhere!  It should be no surprise, considering it’s long history, that acrylic pieces […]

bar cart
April
10

Guest Blogger: Outdoor Space Makeover

Warmer weather is on the way which means entertaining moves outside.  Here is a great way to transform your front porch or patio into the most popular gathering place on the block.  By using colorful paints and fun fabrics, you can give tired, old furniture a new life of welcoming family and friends.  With just […]

before furniture 4.10
April
5

Guest Blogger: Designer on a Dime – Ann Taylor

I’m starting a new series of designer spotlights to showcase how you can find pieces of your favorite brands for unbeatable prices. With these posts, I’ll introduce you to brands, their missions, what they’re known for and most importantly, how you can score them for a fraction of retail prices. I’m kicking this series off […]

ann taylor website screen shot
April
3

Guest Blogger: Upcycle a Tie Rack into Headband Storage

I’m not sure how it happened, but one day I looked into my daughter’s closet and realized I had accumulated A LOT of headbands.  My husband says I have a baby headband addiction – ha! Unfortunately when it comes to accessories, the mantra “out of sight, out of mind” is certainly true for me.  I […]

tie rack
March
27

Guest Blogger: Re-purposed Purses are Pleasing Planters

Ability level: Easy as Pie! Age Level: Kids of all ages       Items needed: Purse Flowering plants Pebbles or small stones Potting soil Plastic grocery bag Scissors Trowel (although hands work great!) Pen or marker Accessories like ribbon, gift tags, plastic toys, other embellishments Time requirement: 20 minutes per purse planter   Cost: Approximately $10 […]

Goodwill purses
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